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CLOSE, Leroy Stanley Surrounded by family, Leroy Stanley Close, age 83, passed away peacefully on January 6th, 2024 at Lamont Health Care Centre. Leroy was born on February 22, 1940, in Canwood, Saskatchewan. Spending much of his adult life in Vegreville, AB, he cherished life's simple pleasures, finding joy in hockey, baseball, golfing, bowling, fishing, and service to his church. He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Myrtle Close, infant daughter Anne, and first wife, Edna Close. Survived by his devoted wife, Patsy Kimbley-Close, Leroy leaves behind a legacy of love through his children, Kenneth Close (Karen) and Lori Farr (Don), step-children Kelly Kimbley, Kim Courouble (Lorne), Tammy Clark (Randy), as well as siblings Edith Turner and Gary Close (Hughene); brother-in-law Kenneth Thompson (Carol); sister-in-law Corrine Thompson. Fondly remembered by grandchildren Jordan Elliott, Bailey Brydges, Jayme Close, Tahlia Farr, Ethan Farr, several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Celebration of Leroy's Life will take place on Friday, January 12th at 1:00 p.m. at the Vegreville Alliance Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the “Canadian Cancer Society.” For those who cannot attend in person, there will be a livestream of the service that can be accessed from The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Lamont Health Care Center for their kind and compassionate care. As Leroy Stanley Close finds eternal peace, with his Lord and Saviour, may his spirit forever live in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Friday, January 12, 2024
Vegreville Alliance Church
4606-55 Avenue
Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
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Leroy Close

1940 - 2024

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